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Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney

If you’ve been charged with or even accused of any form of assault, you are likely facing serious jail time – particularly if you’ve been charged with aggravated assault.

At Hiltner Trial Lawyers, our attorneys have successfully defended people charged with assault all over the United States.

Call 330-475-3164 for a free consultation

“My experience with Max Hiltner saved my life. I had prior violent cases. My last case ... I just knew I was going to prison. But after speaking with Max and telling him about my case and feeling like I could trust him, I felt that everything would be alright. I felt like he cared about me, and I was right, because Max fought for my freedom. His outstanding fight allowed me to be free and live my life on the right path.”

Aggravated Assault Cases in Ohio

There are many types of assault charges in Ohio and the United States, generally, each of which involve someone inflicting intentional harm on another person.

Sometimes, assault charges are misdemeanors. But when the charge is elevated to aggravated assault — a felony, and the most serious level of assault charge — it also requires the most proof of injuries.

Aggravated assault is defined as when the defendant knowingly or purposely caused serious bodily injury to another person.

Serious bodily injury is defined as an injury that creates substantial risk of any of the following:
  • Death
  • Unconsciousness
  • Extreme physical pain
  • Disfigurement

Aggravated assault may be an assault crime committed with a weapon or with the intent to commit another serious crime (i.e., rape).

Why Choose Hiltner Trial Lawyers

At Hiltner Trial Lawyers, we have a reputation for fighting to keep good people out of prison. We have successfully defended many people accused of aggravated assault.

Here are some cases we’ve tried in recent years:

A 40-year-old Delaware County, Ohio man was charged with assaulting, raping, and kidnapping his wife in 2005. Max Hiltner was brought in to help try the case by local counsel. This case was originally dismissed, only to be reopened 11 years later in 2016. These charges rested on the word of the alleged victim and local police officers. If convicted, Hiltner’s client could have faced over 30 years in prison. During the four-day trial, Hiltner presented evidence of witness dishonesty and faulty investigation and advocated passionately for his client. This ultimately led the jury to find not guilty verdicts on all felony charges. Out of the 30 years in prison the client was facing, he received zero.

In Canton, Ohio, a hard-working young father was falsely accused by his ex-wife of assaulting her, and he was charged with domestic violence. If convicted, he stood to lose his job, custody over his son, and his reputation. At a jury trial, Hiltner cross-examined the supposedly neutral eyewitness and revealed through phone records that the defendant’s ex-wife had staged the whole incident and planted witnesses in an attempt to gain full custody of their child. After less than five minutes of deliberating, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.


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An aggravated assault charge is a serious matter. If convicted, you could stand to lose your career, your reputation, and your freedom. If you’ve been accused of aggravated assault, contact Hiltner Trial Lawyers for help fighting your charge.
Call 330-475-3164 for a free consultation

“Max Hiltner is dynamite in the courtroom by connecting with the jury, recalling facts and cultivating good relationships with the opponents and presiding judge. He is professional, dedicated, honest and cares about the livelihood of his clients and their families. He excels in negotiating and hiring experts necessary for a well rounded defense. Max was one of my lawyers that stood between me and a life sentence. Without him on my team I would still be in prison. He will fight for you.”

- Colleen O.

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